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High Raise & Helm Crag from Grasmere
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Photo from the walk - High Raise & Helm Crag from Grasmere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 2500 feet / 758 metres

Time - 7 hours 20 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This Lake District walk from Grasmere visits High Raise, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag. A fairly demanding walk, it can be wet underfoot after heavy rain. Despite this the views are excellent and the walking very rewarding with five Wainwrights included in the walk. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag, High Raise, Sergeant Man . A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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